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Andy Dick Fired for Sexual Harassment by People Who Had Obviously Never Heard of Andy Dick When Hiring Him

So Andy Dick has been accused of sexual harassment. The surprising thing here is that he’s just now being accused of sexual harassment, Andy Dick’s entire persona probably qualifies as sexual harassment today. That’s the whole reason why people like Andy Dick; he’s outlandish and performatively hypersexual.

But his whole “Andy Dick” schtick didn’t fly on the set of Raising Buchanan, according to The Hollywood Reporter, where he was let go for antics “which included groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production.”

Dick, for his part, sounded really bummed out as he denied groping anyone and described the rest of what happened as normal behavior, which it is, at least for Andy Dick.

“I didn’t grab anybody’s genitals,” he said, but he did not deny that he propositioned others. “Of course I’m going to proposition people. I’m single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date. They can just say no, and they probably did and then I was done.”

To me, that sounds entirely reasonable. I don’t think asking someone to sleep with you constitutes harassment as long as you take no for an answer, which, to be fair, is something that got Dick thrown out of the AVN Awards before he got sober. There’s just a real generation gap at play here. Most Millennials pretty much think it’s inappropriate to introduce yourself to someone in public instead of on some dating app and Gen Xers like Dick don’t all have some weird social anxiety disorder that clearly spread through infant formula starting in 1989 or so.

THR questioned Dick about his sobriety, and he claimed to be sober despite a medication mix-up. “I overtook my medication and took too many Xanax and I was a bit loopy (on set). That didn’t make me rape people. I really don’t get it. I’m always trying to be funny and trying to get a date. I still don’t have a date. I am on Tinder and I’m looking,” he said.

Dick contends that part of his problem is he’s 51 and unaware of what the rules are for proper behavior. “I don’t know the difference between sexual harassment and trying to get a date. In the ’70s, all the girlfriends I got was by kissing and licking their cheek. I don’t know anymore,” he said. “There were beautiful women and beautiful guys on the set. I flirt with them. I might kiss someone on the set and ask them to go to dinner. They are the ones that took it south.”

See? Bummed but reasonable. Andy Dick is clearly not Harvey Weinstein inviting young actresses looking for a break up to his hotel room and telling them to watch him shower and jerk off into a potted plant. He’s just kind of a weird and open person who is acting basically the same way he’s acted publicly for the past twenty or thirty years.

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